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Accident: 120477.015 - Employee Fractures Finger When Cleaning Unguarded Conveyor

Accident: 120477.015 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1425900.01508/23/2019Ready Roast Nut Company, Llc.

At 12:00 p.m. on July 15, 2019, an employee was cleaning the end of an unguarded conveyor chute to prevent product contamination. The employee thought that the mechanism had just pinched their finger, but as they stepped away, they noticed their finger was hanging. The employee was transported to Madera Hospital and subsequently taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno and treated wi thout hospitalization. The employee sustained a fracture to the right ring finge r and underwent reconstructive surgery.

Keywords: amputation, caught between, caught in, chute, cleaning, conveyor, cut, finger, food processing, fracture, partial amputation, pinched, unguarded

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1425900.015 38 F Non Hospitalized injury Operations & systems researchers and analysts

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